WATCH: South Park is taking on the Kavanaugh hearings in the next episode
How did they do this so quickly??
The latest season of South Park arrived and quickly planted the flag at the top of Controversy Hill all over again, with the very first episode tackling America's government's unified shrug towards school shootings.
Season 22 continues as it means to go on, as the next episode looks to tackle even more controversies at once, as the title may be a giveaway to: The Problem With A Poo.
In case you missed it, The Simpsons have been dealing with accusations of racism, culminating in the documentary The Problem With Apu, and The Simpsons attempted way to tackle that issue, which was widely criticized once it was aired.
The synopsis of the new South Park episode goes as follows:
"Mr. Hankey’s offensive behavior puts him in jeopardy of being fired as the Director of the Annual Christmas Pageant. Meanwhile, at South Park Elementary, Strong Woman and PC Principal face a whole new set of challenges in their relationship."
Whether or not any of that ties into the issue of re-inventing an old character to match current tastes is unclear, but what is clear from the first teaser of the episode is that Mr. Hankey looks to be a stand-in for Brett Kavanaugh, who was recently confirmed into the US Supreme Court, despite accusations of sexual assault.
Check out the scene below, and the full episode will air on Comedy Central (in the States) this Wednesday at 10pm, and is set to debut over here soon afterwards:
Clip via South Park Studios